My name is Harris Kenny (kenhara). I am new to contributing to Fedora but
have been running Fedora for several years on my personal machines.
I first learned about Fedora at Open Hardware Summit 2015, where I met Tom
Callaway (spot). I enjoy the active community and stability of Fedora and
have relied on its documentation as a new GNU/Linux user. I would love to
help expand the documentation to help future new users.
I want contribute to the Fedora Wiki because I have experience writing
documentation. I specifically want to start by helping with documentation
for 0 A.D. (0ad <https://apps.fedoraproject.org/packages/0ad
>), which I
recently discovered and love.
Though this is a personal application to join commops, my professional work
is relevant too. I work for Aleph Objects, Inc., manufacturer of LulzBot 3D
printers. LulzBot printers are Free/Libre/Open Source, both the first
product certified by the FSF
the first printer certified by OSHWA
I started in Marketing at the company, helping establish documentation,
tutorials, email newsletters, social media, digital advertising, trade
shows, public relations, etc. with all Free/Libre tools. Cura LulzBot
Edition software is also packaged for Fedora (see: cura-lulzbot
In another personal capacity, I serve as Treasurer on the Board of
Directors at OSHWA. I have also contributed writing to opensource.com
among other places.
Besides contributions to Wikipedia, this is the first time I'm looking to
personally contribute to an open source project (outside of work). I'd love
any articles or tips on how to get started and avoid obvious new
contributor mistakes :) (Bootstrapped
seems like a good start)
Thank you for your time and consideration!